Pregablin and Gabapentin have been reclassified as controlled drugs by the NHS. If you are prescribed these medications then the following will now apply:
- Prescriptions cannot be sent electronically to the chemist so will be printed and signed.
- The maximum amount we can now prescribe is 30 days
- These items will be removed from repeat prescribing and must now be requested.
- The script must be dispensed within 28 days or it becomes invalid
We do appreciate the disruption these changes may cause some patients however, although the change in classification to a controlled drug is beyond our control, it does represent the significance of these medications. Our medical system has been updated to reflect these changes and we cannot override this.